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Old King Bertie would be pleased

Sir -- I write to congratulate Alison O'Riordan on a brilliant article on 'Struggle to Speak' (Sunday Independent Jan 9, 2011). David is indeed a very brave, patient and gentle person, an inspiration to all around him. I am sure it is a great comfort to him to have the support of such a caring sibling. I also think the old King Bertie of the thirties (that one) would be impressed with the caring and sensitive way this article was written.

MJ Rowan,

Co Clare

Sunday Independent